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Hockey IQ Club


"Where structured instruction meets fun"
Players 1st - 8th Grade

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Play With Purpose

Motor City Hockey offers an elite experience to players of all levels. Through NHL game analysis, Motor City Hockey produces player development training that focuses on individual skill and team positional concepts. Motor City Hockey specializes in teaching all learning styles to find the best match for your son/daughter. Motor City Hockey Players will leave with more knowledge of the game while having a great time!


Rich Mihelic has completed extensive game research of the top Junior, College and NHL players. During our study we have found common patterns resulting in the success of the player. Although every player is different, our methods will help your player be creative and explore new proven techniques.

Our studies include but are not limited to individual / team concepts including the following below. All instruction is backed by proven video footage of NHL game situations which is reviewed during the Hockey IQ session.

  • Individual skating techniques to be more efficient during shifts. When and how to use explosive movements. Effective posture / positions for directional changes during a high tempo game. 
  • Effective Shooting Components used by the top scorers in the NHL. Review of what the stars are doing that is resulting in more goals. In depth review of body structure . Slow motion video where MCH players see moving components in shooting techniques. Coverage of wrist, snap, slap shots and one timers.
  • Review common patterns on where / how goals are scored on the ice.
  • Angling on attacking the net while playing against a strong defensive core. Exploring options and reviewing footage of plays that resulted in goals vs plays that resulted in turnovers.
  • Corner battles. Positioning and strategy to be the player that is aggressive and coming out with the puck!
  • In depth review of strategy on positioning in front of the net to capitalize on rebounds. 
  • Defensive Zone Coverage, Defense Controlled Gap Review and strategy on D to D plays, breakout structure and how to make a great first pass.
  • Face Off Options in Defensive, Neutral and Offensive Zone / Positioning in Face Off Structure for Center to win the draw.


Motor City Hockey players will review in depth game footage of some of their favorite NHL stars. Some of our highlighted players include:

  • Patrick Kane
  • Austin Matthews
  • Sidney Crosby
  • Connor McDavid
  • Steven Stamkos
  • Alex Ovechkin
  • John Tavares
  • Brent Burns
  • Drew Doughty
  • Erik Karlsson
  • P.K. Subban

Play Smarter, Player Better

At the youth level often times players are found out of position or making a move that takes them out of the play.  A player out of position does not receive the same opportunities in a game setting to score goals, make plays etc. Often times individual players are not taught the individual skill tactics or positioning instruction they need due to the amount of players on a team. Our Hockey IQ Program breaks down professional game film of their FAVORITE NHL players in an environment that a player finds challenging and fun. Players that have a better understanding of the game will have more fun as they will have more success while on the ice. Players in our Hockey IQ Program will receive detailed instruction at a pace that will help them develop better hockey sense. 

  • A niche training experience unlike any currently offered in the state of Michigan.
  • Effective strategies that lead to better player performance during high pressure moments.
  • Feedback that allows players to see the puck more and intuitively execute key plays.
  • A positive way to build confidence within a player's mindset.


Ages first grade - eighth grade

4 or more players required at sign up. Private Hockey IQ Club  includes 4 hours of FUN and INSTRUCTION:

  • 1 Hour Hockey IQ Video Review in rink theater
  • 1 Hour Shooting Instruction 
  • Pizza Lunch!
  • Nerf War / Dodge Ball
  • Tennis Ball Hockey / Floorball Hockey Game

All sessions will be with Coach Rich Mihelic. Program is 4 hours. Cash/Check only accepted. Training by appointment only.  Hockey IQ Video Only Review 1 hour sessions available at select locations.


Lakeland Ice Arena (1 Hour Video Review Available Only)
7330 Highland Rd, Waterford, MI 48327

Milford Public Library  (1 Hour Video Review Available Only)

330 Family Dr, Milford, MI 48381

Perani's Hockey World (4 Hour Club)
19330 Middlebelt Rd, Livonia, MI 48152